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World Focus on Burma (31 July 2009)

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Court Postpones Verdict in Suu Kyi Trial

Washington Post – ‎

Despite intense international pressure to release the democracy advocate, the junta that controls Burma appears intent on muzzling her as it prepares for …

Adult Books for High School Students

School Library Journal – ‎

… The King’s Rifle pulls back the curtain on a theater of World War II long neglected by historians and writers alike, Burma (now called Myanmar). …

Myanmar court postpones delivering verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi

Xinhua – Li Xianzhi

1 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Yangon district court has postponed the date of delivering a verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi to Aug. 11, the official paper New Light of …

Myanmar delays Aung San Suu Kyi verdict

Chicago Tribune – Mark MagnierCharles McDermid – ‎

“They’re very smart,” said David Mathieson, a Thailand-based researcher with Human Rights Watch who covers Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Myanmar court delays Suu Kyi verdict

Peninsula On-line – ‎

Yangon: A Myanmar court yesterday postponed its verdict in the internationally condemned trial of Aung San Suu Kyi until August 11, adding to uncertainty …

Ban calls for release of political prisoners in Myanmar

Hindu – ‎

United Nations (PTI): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Myanmar military junta to release all political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi, …

Burma warns against protests over Suu Kyi verdict

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

Military-ruled Burma’s state media on Thursday warned citizens against inciting protests as the country awaited a verdict in the trial of democracy leader …

Ban calls for release of political prisoners in Burma

Zee News – ‎

A spokesman of Ban told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday that the Secretary General met the Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the …

Burma court delays verdict in prodemocracy leader’s trial, cites …

Boston Globe – ‎

The junta refers to the country as Myanmar. It would be the first nationwide election since 1990; the military annulled that election after the National …

Myanmar Court Delays Suu Kyi Verdict

The Ledger – Seth Mydans

BANGKOK — A court in Myanmar delayed a highly anticipated verdict Friday in a case against the pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, citing technical …

Suu Kyi verdict delayed

Brisbane Times – ‎

A court in military-ruled Burma has postponed the verdict in the case of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi until August 11, her lawyers and diplomats say. …

UN head calls for release of Suu Kyi

Times of the Internet –

Ban said he and the international community expect the government of the country formerly known as Burma “will give careful consideration to the …

Japan’s Growing Role in Vietnam’s Development

Asia Sentinel – Anh Le Tran – ‎

Japan has bilateral FTAs with most ASEAN members (except Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar) and an FTA with the whole ASEAN. Since Japan sees a strong and …

Arroyo calls for Suu Kyi’s release

United Press International – ‎

The Myanmar government should prove it has a legitimate hold on power by immediately releasing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Arroyo said. …

Scores of supporters arrested, as court postpones verdict on Suu Kyi

Mizzima.com – ‎

But Win Tin, a senior NLD member, had earlier predicted that the government would change its strategy in trying to sentence the Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate

Protests outside Burmese Embassy in Bangkok

Mizzima.com – ‎

by Mizzima News Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – At least 20 BurmeseBurmese embassy in Bangkok, pro-democracy activists on Friday staged a brief protest outside the

MediaWATCH: Phuket To Have a Nuclear Neighbor

Phuketwan – ‎‎

… the head of Thailand’s Institute of Security and International Studies, as saying: ”It would move Myanmar [Burma] from not just being a pariah state, …

US reviewing relisting N. Korea as state sponsor of terrorism …

Yonhap News – Hwang Doo-hyong – ‎

US officials have raised fresh concerns over North Korea’s alleged nuclear and missile technology transfer to Myanmar, formerly Burma. …

‘RP punches above its weight’

Saudi Gazette – Jay Gotera – ‎‎

“Internationally, we stand foursquare behind the United States on the position that it has taken with regard to Burma and with regard to North Korea’s …

Ex-Philippines President Cory Aquino dies

Times of the Internet – ‎

Corazon Aquino, the first woman to serve as president of the Philippines, has died at the age of 76, family members said. Family members said Aquino died of …

End of the old man

Mizzima.com – ‎

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had to intervene in this case, compelling him to visit Burma. Moreover, there has been a chorus of calls …

Ban met Myanmar envoy

Straits Times – ‎

UNITED NATIONS – UN CHIEF Ban Ki Moon pressed for the immediate release of detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting with Myanmar’s UN …

Hotline – Week of August 3, 2009

ReliefWeb (press release) –

… make formula milk may be contaminated during emergencies,” notes physician Sithu Wai, who leads the CWS response to Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma). …

Burma Trial Verdict Delayed

自由亚洲电视 – Kyaw AungYe Htet – ‎

“The government of Myanmar is taking decisions that are closing doors regarding international cooperation and regarding future elections in 2010,” he said. …

Obama all praise for Arroyo

Inquirer.net – Gil C. Cabacungan Jr – ‎

… her efforts to reach a peace pact with Muslim rebels, and her support for the US policy on human rights, specifically with respect to Burma (Myanmar). …

Revealed: Burma’s nuclear bombshell

Sydney Morning Herald – Hamish McDonald – ‎

”It would move Myanmar [Burma] from not just being a pariah state, but a rogue state – that is, one that jeopardises the security and wellbeing of its …

Burma’s nuclear secrets

Sydney Morning Herald –

Is Burma preparing to build a nuclear arsenal? Two years of interviews with defectors have persuaded two Australian investigators, Desmond Ball and Phil …

UPI NewsTrack TopNews

United Press International – ‎

8, 1988, or the “8888” uprising for democracy in the country formerly called Burma. Suu Kyi became the leader of the democracy movement after that uprising, …

Dhaka Delegation in Naypyidaw for Border Talks

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng

A delegation of Bangladeshi experts on border issues met with Burma’s foreign minister in Naypyidaw on Friday to discuss an territorial dispute

Obama: Philippines punches above its weight

GMA news.tv – ‎

“Internationally, we stand foursquare behind the United States on the position that it has taken with regard to Burma and with regard to North Korea’s …

Asian Highway in Present Form: It’s Useless for Bangladesh

Energy Bangla – Abul Hashem – ‎

The projects however remained stalled due the Indochina war and the path of isolation chosen by Burma’s military government since 1962. …

Fake eggs enter Burmese market

Mizzima.com – ‎

The chemically-made fake eggs are much darker in colour and have no separate core, according to the Myanmar Television announcement at 8 pm (local time). …


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July 31, 2009 at 4:49 pm

World focus on Burma (30 July 2009)

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“Burma VJ”: Revolution Will Be Telephoned

Washington Post – Desson Thomson – ‎

… processed in a studio in Oslo, transmitted around the world and — significantly — shown to the people of Burma (renamed Myanmar by the ruling junta). …

Event to aid refugees

Omaha World-Herald – Roseann Moring

A flier from the organization says that a $30 donation can pay for a Nebraska child from Myanmar, formerly called Burma, to have school clothes and a …

Asean test: New ‘boat people’ from Burma

Southeast Asian Press Alliance – Leila Salaverria – ‎

… border—When the dogs start baying at night, fear begins to grip those living in a village in the west of Burma (Myanmar) where the Rohingya people live. …

Obama praises Arroyo for anti-terrorism efforts

Earthtimes (press release) – ‎

… of Burma and North Korea, noting her role as an outspoken critic of North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and Myanmar’s violations of human rights. …

Call It What You Will

Wall Street Journal – Paul Beston – ‎

In 1989, the regime in Rangoon determined that Burma would no longer do and changed the country’s name to Myanmar, which Mr. Campbell describes as an old …

MediaWATCH: ‘Missing’ US Student Jets Out

Phuketwan – ‎

… minister is scheduled to hold a crucial press conference on the Sondhi shooting case. voa.com Burma’s state-run newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, …

Salween dam plan draws heavy flak

Bangkok Post – Apinya Wipatayotin – ‎

Non-government organisations, including the Burma Rivers Network (BRN) and OilWatch Southeast Asia, issued statements when the energy ministers meeting …

Obama backs Philippine peace push

AFP – ‎Jul 30, 2009‎

The Philippines has been among the most vocal Southeast Asian nations in pressuring the military regime Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, where a court on …

Addicted to Rubber

Science Magazine (subscription) – Charles C. Mann -‎

… opium, and other poppy products, the Golden Triangle, the mountainous, thickly forested intersection of Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and China, …

Daily Press Briefing

US Department of State – Ian Kelly – ‎‎

QUESTION: On a different topic, on Burma, Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi’s verdict is supposed to come out tomorrow. I was just wondering if you had an update on …

Six more brands of traditional medicine banned

Mizzima.com – Pho Zaw

… the number of banned traditional medicines have risen to 22 in Burma. The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Thursday declared six types of …

US says implementing NKorea sanctions off to ‘an unprecedented start’

Gaea Times – Edith M. Lederer – ‎

… The House has voted to renew sanctions meant to penalize the junta that runs the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also called Burma. …

A(H1N1) infection could be alarming in Burma: Experts

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎‎

The New Light of Myanmar on Thursday reported detection of the tenth person infected with the virus stating that all the detected people have come from a …

North Korean Conundrums Continues

Global Politician – Rajaram Panda – ‎

According to Khin Maung Win, executive director of the Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma, a military team of Myanmar traveled to Russia for training in …

At last, Arroyo meets Obama

Inquirer.net – Gil C. Cabacungan Jr

They have a lot to talk about—climate change, the economy, trade, progress in Burma (Myanmar), and promoting nonproliferation, particularly with regard to …

Death Threats Made Against Vietnamese Christians Amid Arrests

Christian Post – Joseph Keenan – ‎

… category along with countries like China, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Iraq and others where Christians continue to get persecutions for their faith.

Burmese PM Vows Green, Secure Energy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Wai Moe – ‎‎

… best to ensure energy security and the development of alternative and renewable energies, according to Burma’s state-run daily The New Light of Myanmar. …

Doctors Criticize Burmese Junta Flu Policy

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Arkar Moe – ‎

… the Burmese authorities must cooperate with neighboring countries and international health organizations.” The New Light of Myanmar, …

Another person tests positive for Swine Flu in Burma

Mizzima.com –

State-run newspaper, Myanmar Ahlin, today reported that a 57-year-old man, who had returned from Singapore by flight MI-512 on July 20, has tested positive. …

PREMIER ANNOUNCES ARTISTS FOR SIXTH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL

My Sunshine Coast (press release) – ‎

… Tibet, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) included for the first time. Ms Bligh said APT6, at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and Queensland Art Gallery, …

ASEAN Chronicles Recovery Role In Post-Cyclone Myanmar With Double …

AHN – ‎

Two books titled “A Bridge to Recovery: ASEAN’s Response to Cyclone Nargis” and “Myanmar: Life After Nargis” serve as detailed accounts of the …

Researchers closer to malaria vaccine

The News Journal – Marilynn Marchione

A young boy suffering from a high fever from malaria is bathed with wet towels to cool him down earlier this year in Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma). …

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World focus on Burma (29 July 2009)

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EU’s next president meets Karen

Shan Herald Agency for News – ‎

The one and a half hour discussion revolved around the 2010 elections, the trial of Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burma Army operations and …

MediaWATCH: Tourism Dollar Slides in Thailand

Phuketwan –

… Larry Jagan writes: The trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu KyiBurma, has ended amid heightened security around the area near the court in

Special Briefing by Ian Kelly

US Department of State –

QUESTION: Do you have any update on the ongoing trial in Burma of Aung San Suu Kyi? MR. KELLY: Yes, very quickly, on what – on Aung San Suu Kyi, of course, …

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer in a hurry to bring freedom to …

Times Online – Richard Lloyd Parry – ‎

… the name of Rebiya Kadeer and the struggle of the Uighurs will be as well known as that of the Dalai Lama of Tibet and Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma. …

ASEAN Chronicles Recovery Role In Post-Cyclone Myanmar With Double …

AHN – ‎

Two books titled “A Bridge to Recovery: asean’s Response to Cyclone Nargis” and “Myanmar: Life After Nargis” serve as detailed accounts of the …

Researchers closer to malaria vaccine

The News Journal – Marilynn Marchione – ‎

A young boy suffering from a high fever from malaria is bathed with wet towels to cool him down earlier this year in Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma). …

ASEAN+3 energy ministers meet in Myanmar

VOVNews.vn – ‎

The ASEAN meeting of energy ministers plus China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (AMEM+3) opened in Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay, on July 29. …

Talks with Obama could touch on Arroyo legacy

Inquirer.net – Gil C. Cabacungan Jr – ‎

They have a lot to talk about – climate change, the economy, trade, progress in Burma (Myanmar), and promoting non-proliferation particularly with regard to …

Cruising the Mekong in style

eTurboNews – Reinhard Hohler – ‎

From Jinghong, formerly called Chiang Hung, the river reaches mainland southeast Asia along the borders of Myanmar’s Shan State and Laos, before reaching …

As superpowers eye the Mekong, Thailand should act

The Nation –

… gap between old Asean members and new members Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, known in Asean language as CLMV [M stands for Myanmar – Burma]. …

A bicycle trip through Thailand becomes a tribute

Los Angeles Times – Stephanie Ager Kirz – ‎

The term applies to the opium-growing region where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos converge, but our group would stay safely on the Thai …

UN Tackles Forced Labor in Myanmar

In These Times –

Last Thursday, the ILO and the government of Germany signed an agreement to monitor the country formerly known as Burma for violations pertaining to forced …

Prices shoot up, onion to be imported

Mizzima.com – Moe Myint – ‎‎

It is estimated that the consumption of onion in Burma is over five million viss per month and in Rangoon alone, the consumption is over 1 million viss per …

UPI NewsTrack TopNews

American Chronicle – ‎

Critics of the dictatorship ruling the country formerly known as Burma accuse the military junta of using the incident as a pretext to prevent Suu Kyi from

US sanctions coordinator to visit New York, Moscow on enforcing …

Gaea Times –

… The House has voted to renew sanctions meant to penalize the junta that runs the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also called Burma. …

Reject Burma fuel exports, Asean urged

Business Mirror – Estrella Torres – ‎

The international community has strongly condemned the continuing violations of the human rights of Burmese (renamed Myanmar by the generals) and the …

East Asian energy ministers call for closer regional energy co-op

Xinhua – ‎

MANDALAY, July 29 (Xinhua) — The East Asian energy ministers at a series of meetings held in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay Wednesday called for …

Chinese official calls for strengthening energy co-op

Xinhua – ‎

MANDALAY, Myanmar, July 29 (Xinhua) — Head of Chinese delegation Liu Qi, who is vice head of China’s National Energy Administration, stressed at the 6th …

Hydropower Projects on Agenda at Mandalay Meeting

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Lawi Weng – ‎

Thailand plans to discuss the progress of the Hat Gyi and Tasang hydropower dams with Burma’s military regime at the Asean+3 Ministers on …

US Extends Myanmar Sanctions, Ban On Imports

RTT News – ‎‎

US President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday the Burma Sanctions Renewal Act, unanimously approved by Congress last week, the White House said in a …

North Korea: Still a clear and present danger

Zanesville Times Recorder – ‎

… Korea transferring nuclear technology to Myanmar. “We know that there are growing concerns about military cooperation between North Korea and Burma, …

Obama renews sanctions against Myanmar

9&10 News – ‎

… the sanctions that target imports from Myanmar. The measure also maintains a ban on importing jade and other gems from the country, also known as Burma. …

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July 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

World focus on Burma (28 July 2009)

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Suu Kyi verdict soon

The Mercury (subscription) –

YANGON: A court in military-ruled Burma/ Myanmar will deliver its verdict in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday in a case that could see the …

UN seeks to bolster Myanmar agriculture: UN ESCAP chief

Thai News Agency MCOT –

NAYPYIDAW, July 29 (UN/TNA) – The Bangkok-based United Nations regional chief for Asia and the Pacific arrived in the Myanmar capital on Tuesday to present …

ASEAN+3 energy ministers meeting to open in Myanmar

Xinhua – Xiong Tong

The ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3), which is the sixth of its kind, is the first hosted by Myanmar. The meeting came after the ASEAN+3 Senior …

Celebrating diversity

BCLocalNews – ‎

As well, hundreds of Karen people — refugees from Myanmar (Burma) — have made Langley City their new home within the past few years. …

World War2 Bengal Famine Remembered

MWC News – Gideon Polya

Prior to World War 2 grain imports into India declined substantially and in 1942 Japan captured Burma, a major source of rice. However a series of factors …

Top UN Asia-Pacific official pushes for pooling of fiscal …

UN News Centre – ‎

28 July 2009 – Large-scale government stimulus packages are closed off to many nations across Asia and the Pacific, the top United Nations official for the …

USDA chief to visit Japan

Mizzima.com – Nem Davies – ‎

… of which Burma’s military supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe is a patron. “When I asked the person in-charge of Myanmar affairs, I was told that the trip has …

Number of A(H1N1) infected goes up to seven in Burma

Mizzima.com –

… the number of infected people has risen to seven in Burma. The state-run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, on Tuesday reported that the last man to be …

Final arguments in Suu Kyi case

Financial Times – Tim Johnston – ‎

A court in Burma has heard the final arguments in the case of Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader, who could face five years

U2 join forces with Amnesty to give Aung San Suu Kyi prestigious award

Amnesty International UK – ‎

Suu Kyi has remained a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defence of human rights, not only to the people of Burma but to people around the world.

Myanmar Dissident Verdict on Friday

New York Times – Seth Mydans – ‎

BANGKOK — Final arguments concluded Tuesday in Myanmar in the trial of the pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and the court announced

Trial Concludes in Bizarre Myanmar Case; Verdict Expected Friday

Wall Street Journal Blogs – Ashby Jones – ‎

Judging from press reports, that’s essentially what’s happening to Aung San Suu Kyi, the jailed pro-democracy leader in Myanmar. In May, while seemingly

PM Abhisit postpones official Myanmar visit

Thai News Agency MCOT – ‎‎

BANGKOK, July 28 (TNA) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has put off his planned official visit to Myanmar Friday after Myanmar asked for its postponement

Verdict on Suu Kyi’s trial to be delivered on Friday

Press Trust of India – ‎‎

Yangon, Jul 28 (PTI) The trial of Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi concluded today with the court announcing that its verdict will be delivered

Suu Kyi Insists Her Trial Will Test Rule of Law in Burma

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – Yan Naing – ‎

The Burmese state-owned newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, carried an editorial last weekend saying that “demanding the release of Suu Kyi means showing

Trial of Burma’s Democracy Leader Concludes; Verdict Expected Friday

Voice of America – Daniel Schearf – ‎

Burmese authorities say for that reason she should be put in prison for up to five years, while her lawyers say she was not responsible for the break-in.

Chandrayaan sends photos of total lunar eclipse

Gaea Times – Fakir Balaji – ‎‎

The July 22, 2009, Surya Grahan is a partial solar eclipse in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia and Brunei.

Suu Kyi verdict expected Friday

United Press International, Asia – ‎

YANGON, Myanmar, July 28 (UPI) — A verdict is expected by Friday in the trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi now that closing arguments have

Myanmar to Deliver Verdict in Suu Kyi Trial July 31

Bloomberg – Daniel Ten Kate – ‎

“It would open up doors for investment and exchanges that would help the people of Burma.” Myanmar, with Asia’s seventh-largest natural gas reserves,

Trial of Aung San Suu Kyi ends, verdict on Friday

AsiaNews.it – ‎

Htun Htun Surte, one of three founders of Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) an NGO established by Burmese refugees that follows events in Myanmar from neighbouring

Burma: Trial Hears Final Arguments

UNPO – ‎

The prosecution in the military government’s trial of the Burmese

pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has delivered its closing arguments.

Washington is playing a deeper game with China

as well as the Saffron Revolution in Burma/Myanmar and virtually every regime change destabilization in eastern Europe over the past years from Serbia

Abhisit’s trip postponed

Straits Times – ‎‎

BANGKOK – THAI premier Abhisit Vejjajiva has postponed a visit to Myanmar this Friday at the request of of the ruling junta because of an impending verdict

Verdict for Suu Kyi trial expected on Friday

Australia Network News – ‎‎

The trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to end this Friday. [Reuters] A court in Burma is expected to deliver its verdict in the

The `missing boy’ finally comes to SE Asia

Jakarta Post – ‎

Myanmar’s position on the top of the agenda was also highly notable. The meeting hinted at Myanmar’s potential to become a nuclear power.

Myanmar team visits CIFA

Express Buzz – ‎

BHUBANESWAR: After Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, now it is Myanmar

farmers’ turn to learn modern aquaculture technology at city-based Central Institute of

Burmese fishery delegation study Indian aquaculture

Mizzima.com – Syed Ali Mujtaba – ‎

The 15-member Burmese delegation included 11 members from the Myanmar Fish Farmers Association, two members each from Myanmar

Fisheries Federation and

Fallen WWII soldiers still honoured in Asia’s cemeteries

MSN Malaysia News – ‎

World War II saw the Japanese military engage Allied troops in British Malaya (now Malaysia), Singapore, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and the Dutch East Indies

Southeast Asia’s monsoon latitudes

Examiner.com – ‎

Myanmar (Burma) The Irrawaddy River Basin dominates otherwise mountainous Myanmar, renamed in 1989 by the governing military regime.

Mekong River Dams Ruin Livelihoods of 65 Million – 11 More Are Planned

EcoWorldly – Bryan Nelson – ‎‎

The Mekong is Southeast Asia’s largest river, and it flows over a vast distance– from China to Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Trial of Myanmar Rights Leader Nears End

New York Times – Seth Mydans – ‎

Adding its voice to international condemnation of the military junta in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, Amnesty International awarded its highest honor on

Consider the lobster business

Ha’aretz – Michal Palti – ‎‎

When they are still quite small, a few millimeters long, the crayfish are flown at a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7: Need for nutrition doesn’t

Reuters AlertNet – Matt Hackworth – ‎

to make formula milk may be contaminated during emergencies,” says physician Sithu Wai, who leads the CWS response to Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma).

Tight security at prison as Suu Kyi trial draws to end

The National – Larry Jagan – ‎‎

While most people in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, are waiting anxiously to hear the outcome of the trial, few analysts believe a guilty verdict will

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July 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Suu Kyi Insists Her Trial Will Test Rule of Law in Burma

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The Irrawaddy

Suu Kyi Insists Her Trial Will Test Rule of Law in Burma

By SAW YAN NAING

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi insisted after Tuesday’s final session of her trial before Friday’s scheduled verdict that the proceedings would show “whether or not the rule of law exists in the country,” according to her lawyer Nyan Win.

Suu Kyi made the comment to Nyan Win after the court announced a verdict would be announced on Friday. Suu Kyi is charged with breaking the terms of her house arrest order by giving refuge to an American trespasser, John Yettaw, and faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment if convicted.

Nyan Win, who is also a spokesman of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, told The Irrawaddy that his legal team had tried its best in accordance with the law.

Suu Kyi was innocent, Nyan Win insisted. “She [Suu Kyi] did not break the law. According to the law, it will be unlawful if the court even sentences her.”

During Tuesday’s two-hour morning session, a defense plea for more witnesses to be heard was rejected by the court, Nyan Win said.

Win Tin, an NLD executive leader who joined Suu Kyi supporters outside Insein Prison on Tuesday, said her two female companions and Yettaw also appeared at Tuesday’s session.

Suu Kyi’s companions Khin Khin Win and Win Ma Ma also face a charge of giving unlawful refuge to Yettaw. They are represented by Hla Myo Myint.

Nyan Win was one of four lawyers representing Suu Kyi at Tuesday’s session. The others were Kyi Wynn, Hla Myo Myint and Khin Htay Kywe, according to Khin Maung Swe, an NLD spokesperson.

Diplomats from Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the US were allowed to attend Tuesday’s session, according to an Associated Press report.
Last weekend, Suu Kyi told Nyan Win that she is unhappy with the continual delays in her trial, which she said gave the prosecution more time to prepare its final arguments.  The trial began on May 18 and has been interrupted by several adjournments.

The proceedings against Suu Kyi have drawn wide international condemnation.

Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and several Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) foreign ministers called for the release of Suu Kyi and more than 2,100 other political prisoners during the Asean Ministerial Meeting and Asean Regional Forum at Phuket in southern Thailand.

The Burmese state-owned newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, carried an editorial last weekend saying that “demanding the release of Suu Kyi means showing reckless disregard for the law.”

The opposition leader has spent nearly 14 of the past 20 years under house arrest. Her latest term of detention began in May 2003, when she and her supporters came under attack by junta-backed thugs while traveling in central Burma.

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နယူးေဒလီ။     ။ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္အမႈကို လာမည့္ေသာၾကာေန႔တြင္ စီရင္ခ်က္ခ်မွာ ျဖစ္ၿပီး၊ အဆိုးဆံုး အေျခအေနကို ျပင္ဆင္ထားေၾကာင္း ျမန္မာ့ဒီမုိကေရစီေခါင္းေဆာင္က ေျပာၾကားလိုက္သည္။

အင္းစိန္ေထာင္တြင္း အထူးတရား႐ံုးက အၿပီးသတ္ ေလွ်ာက္လဲခ်က္ကို ေနာက္ဆံုး ၾကားနာအၿပီး ယခုလ ၃၁ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ စီရင္ခ်က္ခ်မည္ဟု ေၾကညာလိုက္သလို၊ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကလည္း အဆိုးဆံုးအတြက္ ျပင္ဆင္ထားေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားလိုက္သည္ဟု သူမေရွ႕ေန ဦးဉာဏ္ဝင္းက ေျပာသည္။

ရဲက တရားလိုျပဳလုပ္စြဲဆိုထားေသာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ အမႈအတြက္ သူ၏ ေရွ႕ေနမ်ားက ျပန္လည္၍ ရွင္းလင္းေခ်ပျခင္းကို ယေန႔တြင္ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့သည္။

ေသြးစည္းညီညြတ္မႈကို ျပသသည့္ အေနျဖင့္ အင္းစိန္ေထာင္ေရွ႕သုိ႔ သူမ၏ ပါတီ အမ်ဳိးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္မွ ရန္ကုန္တုိင္း တြဲဘက္အတြင္းေရးမႉး ေဒါက္တာ မ်ဳိးေအာင္၊ ေရွ႕ေန ဦးေအာင္သိန္း၊ ေရွ႕ေန ဦးခင္ေမာင္ရွိန္၊ ေညာင္ေလးပင္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ အန္အယ္ဒီ လႊတ္ေတာ္ ကုိယ္စားလွယ္ ဦးအုန္းေမာင္၊ တြ႔ံေတးၿမိဳ႕မွ ေရွ႕ေန ဦးၾကင္တုိးတုိ႔ လာေရာက္ၾကသည္ဟု သိရသည္။

ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ ေမလဆန္းတြင္ အေမရိကန္ႏုိင္ငံသား ဂြ်န္ဝီလ်ံယက္ေတာဆိုသူသည္ သူမ အက်ယ္ခ်ဳပ္ က်ခံေနရသည့္ ေနအိမ္အတြင္း တိတ္တဆိတ္ ဝင္ေရာက္ခဲ့သည္ကို လက္ခံခဲ့သည္ဟုဆိုကာ အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက အက်ယ္ခ်ဳပ္ စည္းကမ္းေဖာက္ဖ်က္မႈျဖင့္ စြပ္စဲြကာ ေမလ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ တရားစဲြဆိုခဲ့သည္။

သူမ၏ ေရွ႕ေနမ်ားက အေမရိကန္ႏုိင္ငံသားကို သူမက ဖိတ္ေခၚခဲ့ျခင္း မဟုတ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ အျပစ္မရွိေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ ေနအိမ္ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္တြင္ ေစာင့္ၾကပ္ေနသည့္ လံုၿခံဳေရးမ်ားသည္သာ ထိုသူကို တားဆီးႏိုင္ျခင္း မရွိဘဲ တာဝန္လစ္ဟင္းခဲ့သျဖင့္ ထိုသူတို႔တြင္သာ တာဝန္ရွိေၾကာင္း ေျပာဆိုခဲ့သည္။

သို႔ေသာ္လည္း စြပ္စဲြသူ တရားဆုိင္မ်ားဘက္က အထိန္းသိမ္းခံထားရစဥ္အတြင္း မည္သူ တဦးတေယာက္ႏွင့္မွ် ဆက္သြယ္ျခင္း၊ ေတြ႔ဆံုျခင္း မျပဳလုပ္ရဟူေသာ တားျမစ္ခ်က္ကို ခ်ဳိးေဖာက္သည္ဟုဆိုကာ ၁၉၇၄ ဖဲြ႔စည္းပံု အေျခခံဥပေဒအရ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းျခင္းဆိုင္ရာ ဥပေဒျပ႒ာန္းခ်က္ကို ခ်ဳိးေဖာက္ခဲ့သည္ဟု ေလွ်ာက္လဲခဲ့သည္။

တရား႐ံုး၏ စီရင္ခ်က္သည္ မည္သို႔ျဖစ္မည္ကို မသိရေသးေသာ္လည္း အကဲခတ္အမ်ားကမူ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကို ဆက္လက္၍ ဖမ္းဆီးခ်ဳပ္ေႏွာင္ရန္အတြက္ ထိုျဖစ္ရပ္ကို အသံုးခ်ကာ အကြက္ဆင္ခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေဝဖန္သံုးသပ္ၾကသည္။

လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ ႏွစ္ ၂၀ ခန္႔အတြင္း ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ၁၄ ႏွစ္ၾကာမွ် ဖမ္းဆီး ထိန္းသိမ္းခံခဲ့ရသည္။

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July 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi verdict due on Friday

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Aung San Suu Kyi verdict due on Friday

Trial of Burma’s pro-democracy leader, facing up to five years in jail, comes to end

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader, is said to be prepared for the worst. Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/EPA

The trial of Burma‘s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi ended today with the judge announcing he will deliver his verdict by the end of the week.

The Nobel peace prize laureate is charged with breaking the terms of her house arrest by allowing an American man to spend two nights at her home in May. She faces up to five years in prison if found guilty.

Last-ditch attempts to call Nyunt Maung Shein, Burma’s former ambassador to the UN, to testify in court were rejected.

Government officials and diplomats said the judge, Thaung Nyunt, had ended the trial and announced there would be a ruling on Friday. There has been little word yet on today’s proceedings. The media have been banned from the most of the trial, although diplomats from Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the US were allowed to attend today.

An official told Reuters that Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial had been completed, but cases against three other defendants were continuing.

“We have done our best and she is prepared for the worst,” her lawyer, Nyan Win, told reporters. “We don’t want to speculate, but we will keep exploring all legal avenues.”

The end of the trial came as Amnesty International awarded Aung San Suu Kyi its highest accolade, the title of ambassador of conscience, for leading the democracy struggle in Burma.

“Aung San Suu Kyi has remained a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defence of human rights, not only to the people of Myanmar but to people around the world,” Amnesty’s secretary general, Irene Khan, said.

The rock band U2 was due to announce the award at a concert in Dublin last night.

John Yettaw, a Vietnam veteran who was described by his wife as eccentric, said he swam across a lake to her home because he wanted to warn her that she was about to be assassinated by “terrorists”.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years, pleaded with Yettaw to leave and relented only after he claimed to be too ill to swim back.

Reports said Yettaw’s lawyer was due to defend his client against charges of trespassing, which carries a sentence of up to three months in prison.

Khin Maung Oo said at the weekend that he would attempt to win Yettaw, 53, a lenient sentence. “I will try my best to defend my client. I will argue that he did not violate the restriction order and I will try my utmost to get him lesser punishment,” he said.

Critics have denounced the trial as an excuse by Burma’s ruling military junta to keep Aung San Suu Kyi incarcerated during national elections due next year.

Her party, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in elections in 1990, but the ruling generals refused to recognise the result.

The junta has so far resisted international calls for her immediate release. Last week, the state-controlled media accused the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, of “interference” after she said a satisfactory conclusion to the trial could lead to better economic ties with Washington.

The defence does not deny that Yettaw visited Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound, but argues that she cannot be charged under laws abolished in 1988. It blames her bodyguards for failing to apprehend Yettaw, who remained undetected for several hours.

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Suu Kyi verdict ‘set for Friday’

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Thai, Singapore and Russian diplomats, 20 May

The court presiding over the trial of Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver its verdict on Friday, her lawyer has said.

Ms Suu Kyi faces five years in jail if she is convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest by letting a US man stay in her home uninvited.

The trial had initially been expected to last a few days, but has now dragged on for more than two months.

Despite widespread calls for her release, a guilty verdict is expected.

Legal arguments

Prosecutors argue that Aung San Suu Kyi must be held responsible for the midnight swim to her home by the American well-wisher John Yettaw in early May.

Her lawyers have argued that the law she has been charged under is part of a constitution abolished 25 years ago. In any case, they say, she cannot be responsible for the incident as she was living under tightly-guarded house arrest at the time.

Police vehicles parked near Insein Prison, Burma, 10 July

Police are closely guarding the prison where the trial is being held

Defence lawyers gave their final statements on Tuesday, in response to the prosecution’s closing arguments the day before.

“The verdict will be given this coming Friday,” Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer Nyan Win told reporters after the session, adding that sentencing was expected on the same day.

An unnamed military official also confirmed that a decision would be announced on Friday.

Locked away

Before the start of Tuesday’s session, Nyan Win said he held out hope for a verdict in Ms Suu Kyi’s favour.

“We are confident that we will win the case if things go according to the law, he told reporters.

But analysts say the Burmese junta may use this trial to make sure the popular pro-democracy leader is still in detention during elections planned for early next year.

Lawyer Nyan Win (C), one of the lawyers for Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at the heaadquarters of her NLD party

Nyan Win still holds out hope that Aung San Suu Kyi will not be found guilty

Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won the last elections in 1988 but was never allowed to take power.

The 64-year-old has spent nearly 14 of the last 20 years in detention, much of it at her Rangoon home.

Diplomats from Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the US were allowed to attend the trial in its closing stages, in what analysts say is a sign that the government has belatedly recognised as the level of international anger at trying Ms Suu Kyi on such bizarre charges.

Despite the risk of arrest, hundreds of her supporters have been rallying outside the prison where she’s being held.

On Monday international human rights group Amnesty International named her as an “Ambassador of Conscience” – its highest honour – for her efforts to promote democracy.

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Burma trial hears final arguments

Poster of Aung San Suu Kyi in Seoul, South Korea - 21/6/2009

Burma’s rulers have refused to heed global calls for Ms Suu Kyi’s release

The prosecution in the military government’s trial of the Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has delivered its closing arguments.

Ms Suu Kyi faces five years in prison if she is convicted of having violated her house arrest when an American man swam to her lakeside home uninvited.

Her lawyers, who are scheduled to deliver a response on Tuesday, say they expect a verdict in two to three weeks.

Unusually, diplomats were allowed into the court for part of Monday.

Lawyers also read closing arguments for the other defendants, two of Ms Suu Kyi’s housemaids and John Yettaw, the American intruder.

Poll ploy?

Ms Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Nyan Win, said a verdict could take as long as two or three weeks.

“We have to give our reply tomorrow, we have to give further arguments,” he said after Monday’s hearing.

“I do not think the court will give a verdict.”

Poster of Aung San Suu Kyi in a cage, in a protest in Tokyo

He also said the defence team would ask to call a witness from the foreign ministry who allegedly stated that Ms Suu Kyi was detained “for her own security”

The trial has been held mostly behind closed doors, but diplomats from the United States, Singapore, Australia, Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia were allowed to attend the session on Monday morning, one of the diplomats told reporters.

Authorities only allowed a US consul to attend the afternoon session, because a US citizen was standing trial.

Hundreds of NLD members and supporters of Ms Suu Kyi rallied outside Insein Prison where she has been held since May. About 10 truckloads of security personnel were seen in the area.

Ms Suu Kyi, 64, has spent nearly 14 of the last 20 years in detention, much of it at her Rangoon home.

Polls are planned by the military government for some time next year. Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won the last elections in 1988 but was never allowed to take power.

On Monday, international human rights group Amnesty International named Ms Suu Kyi as an “Ambassador of Conscience” – its highest honour – for her efforts to promote democracy.

The trial, which had been expected to wrap up in days when it started, has dragged on for more than two months.

Prosecutors argue that Aung San Suu Kyi must be held responsible for the midnight swim to her home by the American well-wisher, John Yettaw, in early May.

Her lawyers have argued that the law she has been charged under is part of a constitution abolished 25 years ago.

In any case, they say, she cannot be responsible for the incident as she was living under tightly-guarded house arrest at the time.

BBC South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head says the fact that some defence witnesses and foreign observers have been allowed shows that the government belatedly recognised the anger stirred up around the world by trying Ms Suu Kyi on such bizarre charges.

But, our correspondent adds, all the indications are that she will still be found guilty. Burma’s ruling generals fear her popularity, and do not want her to play any role in next year’s election.

Police vehicles parked near Insein Prison, Burma, 10 July

Riot police have closely guarded the courtroom in a Rangoon prison
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July 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm